Last year, UK authorities started requiring organizations with 250 or more employees to gather statistics about their gender pay gaps. The results were published this month, revealing that women are underrepresented in leadership positions, that some industries are downright hypocritical in their practices, and much more.
The French government has announced reforms to make the country’s labor system more employer-friendly. The reforms will ease the process of hiring and firing employees and should lower unemployment and induce foreign investment.
This week's Global Glance looks at the Pew’s new digital economy survey; how Senator Warren’s speech on the gig economy sparked a global debate; and France's ongoing labor unrest.
Use of labor dispatch services in China has increased significantly in recent years. For that reason and others, there is a widespread perception that many companies operating in China have been using the practice to circumvent costly Chinese worker-protection laws. In response, China authorities recently amended the country’s 2008 Labor Contract Law governing labor dispatching.